What does the word cricket mean?

Usage examples for cricket

  1. Portland is blessed with a cricket club, mostly supported by the emigrants from the old country. – Two Years in Oregon by Wallis Nash
  2. You wrote me that he had rheumatism and I know not what else, and that he was very ill, but he appears to be as lively as a cricket. – Uncle Vanya by Anton Checkov
  3. He knows the game, though I believe he never played cricket in his life. – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung